Denver7, Scripps' ABC affiliate in Denver, CO is hiring a Maintenance Engineer II. The Maintenance Engineer II works under the direction of the Director of Engineering to provide preventative maintenance and emergency repairs of video, audio, IT and HD equipment and radio frequency (RF) systems including high power UHF transmitters and microwave. Heavy emphasis on Newsgathering equipment including camcorders, VTR's wireless gear, live trucks, and monitors.
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Provide world-class customer service to all business partners internal and external to the Scripps organization with a positive "can-do" attitude.
Assist in supporting, maintaining, and installing the full range of broadcast, digital workflow, RF, and production systems based on both SDI and IP based architecture. May need to run and facilitate cables and connectors.
Assist in setting up new and enhancing existing software, hardware, server, automation and workflow systems, projects, and equipment to enable our teams to be both productive and efficient. Ensure all meet current industry standards and comply with Company policies and expectations.
Partner with News to help develop, build and support content workflow and support systems including integration and problem-solving software, hardware, networking, and infrastructure. This will include the support and integration of Audio and Video, Cameras, editing systems, streaming, content management, and workflow.
Use the company purchasing management system to purchase and track assets and services as well as replacement cycles. This will include contributing to budgeting planning with the team and DoE to support business needs.
Drive, and provide assistance in operation, support, and maintenance of mobile live trucks which may involve work in confined spaces and on top of vehicles with the use of mobile work platforms. Live truck technology may include microwave, satellite, cellular bonding, and video/audio equipment.
Assist in the design of any improvements to our operation.
Help maintain logs and reports as per FCC Rules and Regulations.
Provide, enhance, and utilize proactive monitoring system to anticipate technical issues and be able to act accordingly
Update technical plan documentation when installations are completed to include changes that are made.
Document and maintain records of equipment repairs.
Research part numbers and pricing to determine where to purchase and the cost of repairs.
Ability and willingness to operate all studio, news and control room equipment.
Perform other duties as directed.
Education & Experience/Certifications.
Associates degree or bachelor's degree (preferred) in computer science, electronic engineering, or related subjects.
Network certification (Cisco, CompTIA Network+, Etc.)
Skills and abilities
Willing to develop knowledge in all of the following areas, and specialize in at least one of these areas:
Broadcast and production systems support and engineering including SDI and IP based technology and workflow
Extensive knowledge of computer networking, broadcast automation, and workflow systems.
Transmitter support and engineering.
A strong understanding and ability to work with IT/cellular systems, servers, and devices, and actively pursue emerging technology in these areas.
Solid working knowledge of Windows, Apple, and Linux server and client operating systems including active directory.
Some knowledge of CAD an advantage.
Positive "can-do" attitude and willingness to learn and grow with the job.
Strong people skills and the ability to deliver a high level of customer service.
Ability to effectively communicate with departmental and station personnel, and external companies and customers as required.
Ability to resolve complex problems not covered by existing procedures or practices independently often whilst under pressure.
Must have some knowledge of FCC rules.
Ability and willingness to learn complex new systems.
Ability to work independently under timelines to achieve departmental and station goals.
Must be able to comprehend schematics, mechanical drawings, and technical manuals.
Must have the ability to prioritize tasks and work within deadlines.
Familiarity with various test instruments, alignment apparatuses and knowledge of personal computers.
Operational knowledge of television station equipment.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule including able to work multiple days, holidays, evenings, weekends, and possible overtime hours as needed. Availability to travel over multiple days is possible.
Must be able to work in changing weather conditions.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."
As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.
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